Monday, September 22, 2008

Fanning the Flames at Fannie

Gee, let's help people buy homes. What a great idea:
In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders.

The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring.

However, this might not work out well:
In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in the 1980's.

This is from the New York Times, in 1999.

John Sununu has been warning that mismanagement and social engineering at Fannie Mae could have disastrous results on the American economy. John Sununu was right.

Monday, September 15, 2008

On the Air

I'm guest hosting this week on WNTK's "Wake Up New Hampshire" from 6:00am to 9:00 Monday through Thursday. You can listen online at

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stay Classy, San Diego

Barack Obama, continuing his campaign's spiral, is now mocking John McCain for not being able to send email. This is of course a not-so-subtle slap at McCain's age, but the real reason why McCain can't send email is that the Viet Cong limited his ability to type on a keyboard:

Yep. The day after 9/11, as part of its "get tough" makeover, the Obama campaign is mocking John McCain for not using a computer, without caring why he doesn't use a computer. From the AP story about the computer illiterate ad:

"Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," [Obama spokesman Dan] Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail."

Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "extraordinary." The reason he doesn't send email is that he can't use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong in service to our country. From the Boston Globe (March 4, 2000):

McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.

In a similar vein I guess it's an outrage that the blind governor of New York David Paterson doesn't know how to drive a car. After all, transportation issues are pretty important. How dare he serve as governor while being ignorant of what it's like to navigate New York's highways.

Hattip: Powerline

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Forget

Seven years ago today.
Doug at Granite Grok posts a helpful reminder.

Palin Derangement Syndrome

One of the odd similarities between Bill Clinton and George W. Bush is their ability to drive their opponents starking, raving mad. It appears that Sarah Palin is having a similar effect, not only on radical Code Pinkers, but on the core of the Democratic establishment and on Barack Obama himself.


* Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen compares Obama to Jesus Christ, while mentioning that Pontius Pilate was a Governor.
* South Carolina Democratic Chairwoman Carol Fowler says that Governor Palin's "primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion."
* And Obama himself breaks out the "lipstick on a pig" line without either knowing or caring that it would be taken as an obvious personal slap at Governor Palin.

And that was just this week. Sarah Palin has simply sent them off the deep end. They can't get their heads around a young, conservative, female Governor who has connected so quickly and so well with the mood of the American people, and it's sent them around the bend. I hereby christen the phrase "Palin Derangement Syndrome" to describe anytime attacks on Governor Sarah Palin reveal that her attackers have lost the minds.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thank you

Thank you. It was an honor and a privilege to seek the Republican nomination in New Hampshire's Second Congressional District. Thank you to everyone who lent me their encouragement and support. Last night's results showed that we were simply not able to communicate our message of smaller government and personal responsibility to the voters of New Hampshire. I remain convinced that it is still the right message for the Republican Party, and I will work as hard as ever over the next eight weeks to help spread that message for John McCain, Sarah Palin, John Sununu, Joe Kenney, Jennifer Horn and our entire Republican ticket.

Throughout this campaign, I've insisted on providing the voters with real ideas on national security, border security, and economic security. I've provided 50 ways to cut the federal budget. And I've nearly driven my poor car into the ground criss-crossing New Hampshire from Pelham to Pittsburg. I've proud of our campaign, and glad for the chance to share my priorities for this nation with old friends and new.

Please join me at our Unity Breakfast Friday morning at 7:30 at the Yard in Manchester to support our Republican team. And please keep informed and involved over the next eight weeks as we work to secure New Hampshire's crucial four electoral votes for John McCain and Sarak Palin, re-elect Senator John Sununu, and replace the free-spending Democratic machine with our low-tax, low-spending Republican team.

Thank you and God Bless,
Grant Bosse

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Polls are Open

Get out and vote.
Please vote Bosse for Congress!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bosse Keeps $30 Billion Promise

Conservative Candidate Shows Unmatched Commitment to Cutting Spending

(Concord) Republican Congressional candidate Grant Bosse today completed his groundbreaking “50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending” Initiative, calling for the elimination of the Advanced Technology Program. Over the past 50 days, Bosse has proposed a cut in federal spending every day, showing a commitment to fiscal discipline unmatched by his rivals. Overall, Bosse has proposed over $30 billion in annual savings for taxpayers.

“In the Republican Primary, three candidates are asking voters to trust them to cut federal spending if they get elected. I’m the only candidate willing to tell voters where I would do it,” Bosse said. “If we want to rebuild the Taxpayer Majority upon which the Republican Party is based, we need to give voters more than empty promises.”

The Advanced Technology Program is a poster child for corporate welfare in Congress. It provides $139 million each year in taxpayer subsidies for companies to bring new products to market. After receiving federal money, these companies then profit from their new products, but do not refund taxpayers for their investment. Bosse has made such corporate giveaways a target of his “50 Days, 50 Ways” Initiative, along with pork-barrel projects and federal programs that can not show any results.

“Voters get to choose the direction of the Republican Party at the polls when they pick the candidate to take on Paul Hodes in November,” Bosse concluded. “We can stick with earmarks and empty promises, or we can make a real commitment to cutting federal spending. I’m the only candidate who can be trusted to cut spending in Washington.”

"50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending" proposed a grand total of $30,106,500,000 in taxpayer savings by eliminating unnecessary federal programs. Bosse's opponents combined to offer $0 in taxpayer savings. To learn more about Bosse’s aggressive grassroots campaign, go to

Obama on Guns

From the Wall Street Journal:
“If you’ve got a gun in your house, I’m not taking it,’’ Obama said. But the Illinois senator could still see skeptics in the crowd, particularly on the faces of several men at the back of the room.

So he tried again. “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress,’’ he said. “This can’t be the reason not to vote for me. Can everyone hear me in the back? I see a couple of sportsmen back there. I’m not going to take away your guns.’’

“Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress,’’

Let's keep it that way.
Vote Bosse for Congress tomorrow!

From the Nashua Telegraph

Reporter Al McKeon summarizes the Second District race in the Nashua Telegraph:
Far-reaching differences are rare, but memorable. For instance, the candidates have sparred over earmarks, the controversial process in which members of Congress secure spending for pet projects, usually in their home states.

Clegg said he doesn't oppose earmarks – differing from Bosse, Horn and Steiner – but rather, wants them approved through individual floor votes to ensure transparency. Horn, particularly, has used Clegg's remarks as a platform to stand out on government spending, saying he doesn't "understand the problem."

Meanwhile, Bosse has criticized Horn for saying she opposes all earmarks despite recently showing limited support for the process in a recent Concord Monitor interview. As a campaign theme, Bosse has told voters that if they expect money from earmarking, they shouldn't cast a ballot for him.

Bosse, a former environmental and energy policy aide for Sen. John Sununu, touts that he has the most detail-oriented plans for the 2nd District. For example, the 35-year-old Hillsboro resident offers a list of 50 federal programs he'd like to cut, including public television and milk subsidies.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

From Granite Grok

Grant joined the Granite Grok guys on the air this weekend. You can listen online.

From the Valley News

Reporter John Gregg takes a look at the race in today's Valley News:
All four major candidates have supported the troop surge in Iraq and expanded drilling for oil in U.S. territory, and oppose abortion rights.

But they also have sparred on some measures, led in part by an aggressive campaign by the 36-year-old Bosse to draw distinctions in the race.

A 1994 Dartmouth graduate who later served as program director for WTSL radio in Lebanon, Bosse has worked in the Statehouse in Concord and most recently as an aide to U.S. Sen. John Sununu, R-N.H, on Capitol Hill.

He has issued a “50-way” plan to cut federal spending, including ending 54-cent a gallon ethanol subsidies; criticized a state law pushed by Clegg that requires insurers to cover bariatric surgery as “big government” health care; and questioned Horn's commitment to the rights of gun owners. (Clegg, Bosse and Steiner in the debate Thursday all said they owned a gun.)

Bosse, who is single, said his detailed plans set him apart from the other candidates.

“I think it's a willingness to provide a greater level of detail to provide real plans and real solutions rather than just talking points,” he said in a recent telephone interview. “I've been a consistent champion of smaller government and more personal responsibility.”

Bosse's thorough stands earned him the primary endorsement from the Concord Monitor, and his local Republican backers include former state Rep. Terri Dudley, a Lebanon city councilor who also worked with Bosse at WTSL.

“I've always been impressed with his intellect. He thinks things through very carefully,” Dudley said.

From the Concord Monitor

Reporter Melanie Asmar recaps the Second Congressional District Primary:
Bosse, 36, of Hillsboro, left a job in Sen. John Sununu's office to run for Congress. He has portrayed himself as a fiscal conservative who wants to reduce the size of government. Fifty days before the primary, he began a campaign to each day name one federal budget item he'd cut. The programs on Bosse's chopping block included the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and ethanol subsidies.

The Monitor endorsed Bosse, as did the conservative New Hampshire website, GraniteGrok.

See Grant Bosse on WMUR

Grant will follow-up his superior performance in the WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader Granite State Debates with an appearance on WMUR's Close-Up this morning at 10 AM. See Grant deliver his superior conservative message, then encourage everyone you know to vote Grant Bosse for Congress on Tuesday.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bosse Approaches $30 Billion Goal

“50 Days, 50 Ways” Holds Fannie and Freddie Accountable

(Keene) Republican Grant Bosse today proposed two key reforms that would save taxpayers more than $2 billion a year, and improve the performance of Government Sponsored Enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two institutions, along with Farmer Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System, operate as private for-profit businesses when times are good, but often hit taxpayers for costly bailouts when they are managed poorly.

“Fannie Mae helped fuel the housing bubble and the mortgage crisis. It bought risky loans from local banks, encouraging banks to make even riskier loans,” Bosse said. “It’s time we let taxpayers off the hook for the bad decisions of GSE’s.”

Bosse would require all four GSE’s to register with the Security and Exchange Commission and pay the same fees as their private sector rivals. These latest proposals are the 48th and 49th of his innovative “50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending” Initiative, and bring the total amount of taxpayer savings proposed to $29.9 billion a year.

“When I launched this effort seven weeks ago, I promised at least $20 billion in savings. By Election Day on Tuesday, we’ll pass $30 billion,” Bosse added. “That’s $30 billion more than any of my Republican opponents are offering, and a great start towards balancing our federal budget once and for all.”

To date, Bosse has proposed more than $29.9 billion in taxpayer savings by eliminating unnecessary federal programs. Bosse's opponents have combined to offer $0 in taxpayer savings during the campaign. To learn more about Bosse’s aggressive grassroots campaign, go to

Horn Busted on Oil Drilling

The Associated Press has busted Jennifer Horn's claim that she has pushed for expanded oil drilling since the start of her campaign.

The candidates also have sparred on the issues, with Bosse criticizing Clegg's "big government health care mandates" and Horn's "lack of details and commitment" on energy policy and other issues. In a televised debate Thursday involving all but L'Eplattenier, Bosse claimed to have set out his plan calling for more U.S. oil drilling, refineries and nuclear plants ahead of his rivals and accused Horn of arriving late to the same conclusions.

"Now she's in favor of drilling and I applaud that, but we need real leadership from people who don't wait for gas to hit $3.50 or $5 a gallon before they decide we need to put American resources in American gas tanks," said Bosse, 36, of Hillsboro.

Horn, 44, of Nashua, insisted she has been clear about supporting drilling as a part of achieving energy independence and referred to her first press release, which says only that she would "work with Democrats and Republicans to develop a long-term energy solution that makes sense and actually helps working families." In June, she issued another release saying she supported lifting the ban on new offshore drilling.

Horn says it herself at the Concord City Republican Committee meeting in February...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Another Milestone- 500 Posts

30,000 miles on the campaign vehicle.

$30 billion in specific spending cuts.

The only candidate to offer a Comprehensive Energy Plan, Comprehensive Health Care Plan, Franking Reform Plan, and Comprehensive National Security Plan.

The only candidate to take the "No Earmarks Pledge" and the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge"

And now 500 posts on the campaign blog, giving voters more information than any Congressional campaign in New Hampshire history.

On Tuesday, Vote Bosse for Congress.

Bosse $28 Billion Ahead of Rivals

“50 Days, 50 Ways” Targets Export-Import Bank

(Salem) While his rival candidates refuse to say where they would cut the federal budget, Republican Grant Bosse continues to groundbreaking assault on wasteful federal spending. Bosse today unveiled the 47th federal program he would cut, the Export-Import Bank. With just four days until the September 9th Republican Primary, Bosse has proposed nearly $28 billion in annual savings to taxpayers. Bosse’s opponents have combined to offer $0 in taxpayer savings.

“Last night, four Republican candidates said how important it was to cut federal spending, but only one dared say how,” Bosse said. “How can taxpayers trust a candidate who says we need to cut the budget if they can’t offer a single program they would eliminate?”

Bosse would cut the $100 million annual subsidy to the Export-Import Bank, which provides financing for American firms looking to ship their products overseas. Similar financing is available through private banks, without putting taxpayers on the hook for private businesses.

“We have to stop providing taxpayer subsidies to businesses with connections in Congress,” Bosse added. “If we can’t stand up against corporate welfare, we’ll never be able to get control of federal spending. I’m willing to take that stand. My opponents aren’t.”

Bosse proposed his latest cut following his address to the Salem Rotary Club. To date, Bosse has proposed more than $27.8 billion in taxpayer savings by eliminating unnecessary federal programs. To learn more about Bosse’s aggressive grassroots campaign, go to

Debate Highlights

WMUR has posted video highlights of last night's Granite State Debate.

Jim Steiner asks Grant about his experience supervising employees.

Grant asks Jennifer Horn what experience disqualifies him to serve his neighbors in Congress. She can't say, but thinks that working for John Sununu makes Grant part of the problem.

The candidates who their commitment, or lack thereof, to protecting the Second Amendment.

Grant is asked about a mistake he's made, and what he learned from it.

The WMUR website is having some trouble loading the videos, but they should be streaming smoothly soon.

Contempt for Taxpayers

The City Council of Concord has joined their counterparts in Manchester is showing contempt for taxpayers:
Concord city councilors voted last night not to place a proposed tax cap on the November ballot. Instead, councilors decided to postpone action on the matter until officials in the attorney general's office, the secretary of state's office and the Department of Revenue Administration decide whether the language in the proposed tax cap conforms with state law.

The council's decision means that, if those state officials deem the language valid, the city would have to hold a special election on the proposed tax cap.

Putting the Tax Cap on the November ballot would give the largest and fairest representation of voter opinion, and would hold City Councilors accountable to the will of those voters. Apparently, Councilors in both Concord and Manchester would rather be subject to such restrictions. They know better than us, after all.

Postponing the Tax Cap referendum is a naked attempt to undermine its chances, pushing such a vital question to a low-turnout special election where city employees can be counted on to vote for higher spending, while taxpayers are at work.

Jennifer Horn Distorting Own Record

Hiding from past statements on gun control, energy

(Manchester) Republican Grant Bosse has pointed out inconsistencies in Jennifer Horn's record on gun control and energy at tonight's Granite State Debates, sponsored by WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader. Horn has made numerous statements showing her weakness on Second Amendment, and failure to support expanded drilling at the start of her campaign. When pressed on these issues, Horn denied these statements, and accused Bosse of lying. Consider Horn's record:

Horn described herself as a conservative Republican but said she is more moderate in supporting civil unions for same-sex couples and favoring “common-sense restrictions to protect kids from guns.”

- The Politico, January 16, 2008

“Uncomfortable with guns and skittish around horses, I am not sure where I would have fit in the Old West world of the American cowboy, but I feel the spirit stir within me all the same.”

- Jennifer Horn, Nashua Telegraph, March 11, 2007

“This election isn’t about gay marriage and guns.”

- Horn campaign statement, Concord Monitor, August 25, 2008

“D” Rating, “Expected to always vote against gun owners’ civil rights”

- New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, August 31, 2008

Horn claims she has supported drilling since "before the start of her campaign", but at a Concord City Republican Committee meeting in February, Horn said she was unsure, but "open" to learning more about it. Video of this statement can be found here.

In May, the Horn campaign issued a press release advocating more Congressional hearings on gas prices, but failed to advocate increased drilling. That press release can be found here.

"Jennifer Horn is on the record in favor of gun control, and undecided on drilling," said Bosse. "Jennifer Horn can't hide behind her inconsistent record, and needs to stop attacking people who point it out."

For more information on Bosse's campaign, go to

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bosse Outlines Clear, Conservative Message at Granite State Debate

"Stop spending, start drilling, get government out of the way"

(Manchester) Republican Grant Bosse outlined a clear and consistent conservative message at this evening's Granite State Debate, sponsored by WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader. Bosse highlighted his unmatched commitment to cutting federal spending, and his leadership in calling for domestic drilling and energy independence.

I'm proud to have delivered the clearest, most consistent, most conservative message throughout this campaign," Bosse said. Asked about how to revive the American economy, Bosse added "before Congress puts its foot on the gas, it has to take its foot off the brake."

Once again, Bosse was the only candidate to provide specific spending cuts, offering "50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending". This ground-breaking initiative will offer $30 billion a year in annual taxpayer savings. For the third consecutive debate, Bosse's opponents combined to offer $0 in taxpayer savings.

"Before we can win back Congress we have to win back the Republican Party," Bosse continued. "Stop spending, start drilling, get government out of the way."

For more information on Bosse's superior grassroots campaign, go to

Sarah Palin- See It Again

I'm still jazzed from Sarah Palin's remarkable speech last night at the Republican National Convention. In case you'd like to see it again, check below.

And be sure to tune in to the Granite State Debate tonight at 9 on WMUR.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Why are Taxpayers Funding Foreclosures?

Bosse Stands Up Against Congressional Slush Fund

(Hillsboro) Republican Grant Bosse today called for repeal of the Community Development Block Grant program, which is paying local communities to foreclose on homeowners in financial difficulty. Bosse is adding the nearly $5 billion dollar program to his list of 50 specific federal programs he would eliminate. Bosse's ground-breaking "50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending" initiative has now proposed well more than $27 billion in taxpayer savings.

“Paul Hodes has added $4 billion to this program, to help local politicians buy foreclosed properties,” Bosse said. “That means that banks who made bad loans have less incentive to work with homeowners, and every incentive to sell these properties to big city politicians.”

The Community Development Block Grant programs send out $4.9 billion a year on Congressionally-directed programs, feathering the nests of Congressmen’s local political allies. Bosse would favor a competitive process for any federal development assistance, and take local development decisions out of the hands of Congress.

“Some very worthy projects have received funding under this program over the years. But even a stopped clock is right twice a day,” Bosse added. “Instead of letting Paul Hodes control a $5 billion annual slush fund, let’s leave local development decisions to our cities and towns, and stop subsidizing foreclosures.”

To date, Bosse has proposed more than $27.6 billion in taxpayer savings by eliminating unnecessary federal programs. Bosse’s opponents have combined to offer $0. To learn more about Bosse’s aggressive grassroots campaign, go to

From the Eagle Times

Steve Smith from Charlestown writes in the Claremont Eagle Times about why Grant Bosse has earned your vote in Tuesday's Republican primary.

We always tend to get swept up in campaign rhetoric and "message". It has become an art form, that few actually understand. All the candidates would like to improve health care and reduce taxes... but how?

Fortunately for us regular people, there is one clear choice in the District 2 Congressional race. Grant Bosse was the first of the five candidates to publish a detailed energy policy. He put his five years of experience writing policy for Senator Sununu to good use. Grant Bosse was the first candidate to unveil a detailed health care plan.

Most importantly, while other candidates talk in broad strokes about the concepts they believe in, and the things they'd like to accomplish, Grant Bosse has already gone to work. He has proposed $30 billion in specific cuts to the federal budget. No other candidate has done this.

I'm voting for Grant Bosse because I don't have to guess what he's going to do. He's laid it out plain and simple. This isn't "change you can believe in". It is solid, concrete, and understandable. No "belief" is required. Just look it up and see for yourself.

Please join me in voting for Grant Bosse. He is the only candidate that seems to understand that it isn't federal money, it's my money. It's your money and Grant Bosse has laid out a plan for how to stop wasting it.

Steven Smith


"The most bang for his buck."

In this morning's Granite Status, John DiStaso tries to make some predictions about Tuesday's Republican Congressional Primaries, but he says the Second District is too close to call:
But (University of New Hampshire polling director Andrew) Smith says, "The one who probably gets the most bang for his buck is Grant Bosse, who has so little money but has been running his own political organization effectively.

"But anyone who says they know who is going to win either primary is wrong. It's just a roll of the dice," says Smith.

If a low-turnout primary like Tuesday, your vote counts even more. Remember to vote Bosse for Congress on Tuesday, September 9th.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Our Next Vice-President

I entered this race hoping not only to win an election, but to help win back the Republican Party.

Tonight, Sarah Palin refreshed my belief that we're on our way.

Smart. Tough. Prepared.
McCain-Palin 2008

From the Keene Sentinel

The Keene Sentinel profiles Grant's conservativce, grassroots campaign:
For Grant Bosse, this is familiar territory, though from a different perspective.

“I’ve had a good mix of spending time volunteering on campaigns and helping out in state races,” Bosse said. “I spent a lot of time doing retail politicking, and met a lot of voters. And then my time in the Senate working for John Sununu has prepared me to know the issues.”

That evening in Keene, as with earlier in the day, Bosse gets quizzed on his stances with a half-hour appearance on Cheshire TV’s “Keene: No Spin.” It was his final stop for the day.

“You’re trying to get your message out to as many people as possible,” Bosse said. “You can’t choose how they pay attention to this race.

“You go to weekly newspapers, cable-access shows, Rotary clubs, talk radio, anywhere you can get your message to people. Hopefully they’ll be tuning into this.”

Grant Bosse Fast Facts
Grant Bosse On The Issues

Bosse Puts Corporate Welfare on the Chopping Block

“50 Days, 50 Ways” Targets OPIC

(Concord) Republican Grant Bosse has added another $63 million to the amount he’d save taxpayers. Bosse is naming a specific cut to the federal budget every day until the September 9th Republican Primary. Today’s program on the chopping block is the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a corporate welfare program that gives taxpayer dollars to companies capable of competing on their own.

“OPIC is a poster-child for wasteful spending in Washington. Conservative and liberals are calling for its elimination, but Congress won’t listen,” Bosse said. “If we want our economy to recover, we have to let companies succeed and fail on their own, without political interference.”

Bosse has already proposed more than $22.8 billion in specific spending cuts to the federal budget. At debates in Nashua and Salem, his Republican opponents were unable to name a single federal program they would cut.

“We need to win back the trust of taxpayers, and that means doing more than talking about controlling federal spending,” Bosse added. “I’ve made a real commitment to cutting the federal budget down to size, and I’m confident New Hampshire voters will recognize that commitment on Tuesday.”

To date, Bosse has proposed more than $22.8 billion in taxpayer savings by eliminating unnecessary federal programs. To learn more about Bosse’s aggressive grassroots campaign, go to

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bosse Continues Campaign to Save Taxpayers $30 Billion

“50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending” Enters Home Stretch

(Lebanon) With one week left until the September 9th Republican Primary, Republican Grant Bosse continues his innovative “50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending” Initiative. Bosse would add an additional $66 million in taxpayer savings by eliminating the Even Start Program, an adult-literacy program that has failed to demonstrate any results despite 20 years of trial projects.

“Combining early childhood literacy, adult literacy, and parenting classes seemed like a good idea when this program began in 1988,” Bosse said. “Unfortunately, Even Start has failed to show any results. We can’t afford well-intentioned programs if they don’t work.”

Bosse has highlighted an outdated, inefficient, or wasteful federal program every day on the campaign trail, and has already proposed more than $22 billion in annual savings. At recent debates in Salem and Nashua, his Republican opponents were unable to name a single federal program they would cut.

“If we’re going to rebuild the Taxpayer Majority at the heart of the Republican Party, we need to get serious about cutting federal spending,” Bosse added. “My opponents won’t say where they would cut the budget. We deserve candidates willing to take a firm stand against out of control spending by telling us exactly where they would cut.”

To date, Bosse has proposed more than $22.7 billion in taxpayer savings by eliminating unnecessary federal programs. To learn more about Bosse’s aggressive grassroots campaign, go to

Bosse Earns 'A' Rating from NH Firearms Coalition

Receives highest rating on Second Amendment survey, Horn receives 'D'

(Hanover) Republican Grant Bosse has earned the highest grade awarded from the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition. Bosse and Bob Clegg each received an A rating on the NHFC's candidate survey. Jennifer Horn failed the organization's test, earning a D rating. Jim Steiner did not respond to the survey.

"Bob Clegg and I disagree on earmarks and health care, but we agree that the Second Amendment matters in every election," Bosse said. "Following the Heller decision, it's vital that we not only protect our Second Amendment rights, but expand them."

Grant Bosse is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and is the only candidate pushing to expand Second Amendment protections. Bosse supports a Right-to-Carry in National Parks, and national reciprocity for gun owners.

"The Second Amendment is our first and last line of defense against tyranny, and is our most important civil right," Bosse continued. "Nancy Pelosi has already pledged to rebuild the DC Gun Ban. We need a Congress that will protect our Second Amendment rights, not erode them."

For more information on Bosse's superior grassroots campaign, go to

Monday, September 1, 2008

Horn Flip-Flops on Earmarks

Leaves door open to corrupt "process"

(Milford) Republican Grant Bosse chided Jennifer Horn for leaving the door open to earmarks. Despite months of campaign rhetoric against earmarks, Horn told the Concord Monitor Editorial Board that the current "process" might require support for earmarks.

"Faced with tough questions, Jennifer Horn's commitment to fight earmarks has crumbled," said Bosse. "Like Paul Hodes two years ago, Jennifer Horn has left the door open to earmarks, and shown that her commitment to cutting spending is nothing but talk."

When asked by the Concord Monitor Editorial Board whether she would support an earmark for a New Hampshire hospital in need of help, Horn said "I understand that people who are in Congress today have a process that they have to live with. . . . I understand that." Horn has also refused to sign the "No Earmarks Pledge". Bosse was the first candidate in the Second District to sign the "No Earmarks Pledge", and has since been joined by Jim Steiner.

"If Jennifer Horn's commitment against earmarks can't withstand the pressure of the Concord Monitor, how can it withstand the pressures of Congress?" Bosse asked. "Jennifer Horn's commitment to fighting earmarks is nothing but the same rhetoric we heard from Paul Hodes two years ago; nothing but talk."

For more information on Bosse's superior grassroots campaign, go to

From the Berlin Daily Sun

*Bosse makes one last swing through the North Country*

BERLIN -- Since kicking off his campaign earlier this year, Republican congressional candidate Grant Bosse has put over 30,000 miles on his green Saturn.

Promising to be in places early and often during his campaign, Bosse has been crisscrossing the Second District since late February.

Bosse is one of the four Republican candidates competing in the September 9 primary. The field of candidates included Bob Clegg, of Hudson; Jim Steiner, of Concord and Jennifer Horn, of Nashua.
Thursday morning, Bosse made what may be his last swing through the North Country before the September 9 primary.

Throughout the campaign, Bosse has made at least 12 trips to the North Country.

“We’re spending a lot of time here, we’re spending a lot of time in Nashua,” said Bosse. “We’re spending a lot of time everywhere.”

Though this may be Bosse’s first campaign, he has worked in New Hampshire politics for the past nine years. He worked as a senior legislative assistant in the N.H. House of Representatives majority office, volunteered for the N.H. Republican Party, volunteered for numerous legislative candidates, served as press secretary and political director for former Governor Craig Benson’s campaign and spent five years on Senator John Sununu’s staff, in Washington D.C. Bosse said he feels he’s offered the most detailed policies a campaign has seen in a few years, but can summarizes his campaign message in 10 words.

“Stop spending, start drilling, get government out of the way,” said Bosse.

Cutting federal spending has been the centerpiece of Bosse’s campaign. Bosse is in the middle of his “50 days, 50 ways” series, and each day he describes a federal program that can be cut to reduce federal spending.

By the end of the 50 days, Bosse said he will have proposed cuts that would total about $30 billion in annual savings. Many of the areas Bosse has proposed cuts includes congressional pay raises, out of date federal programs and unnecessary federal programs.

Throughout the campaign, Bosse has been on the street going door to door to speak with voters, and brought them his message on an individual basis.

“People vote one at a time, you have to talk to them one at a time,” said Bosse.

Bosse said he’s gotten a lot of positive feedback because he’s putting in the time to knock on doors and speak with people on a individual basis. By combining traditional on the ground campaign tactics and using the Internet, Bosse said he’s built a stronger grassroots campaign. He added he’s been reaching out to people this way rather than relying on a lot of television and radio advertising.

“We’ll see on the night of September 9 if it’s enough,” said Bosse.

It’s going to be a low turnout so it’s hard to project which voters are going to go to the polls, said Bosse.

“Well I’m voting for me so as far as I know, I’m ahead one-nothing,” said Bosse.

He added that if many of the taxpayers, gun owners and pro-life people he’s been talking to throughout the campaign head to the polls, he likes his chances, and if he hasn’t given them enough of a reason to go to the polls than he’s in trouble.

“But that’s up to them,” said Bosse. “And that’s the great part about elections.”

Bosse said he heeds a piece of advise from Executive Councilor Ray Burton when thinking about the campaign.

“You run like you’re three votes behind,” said Bosse.